[driverloader] wpc54g working well; but a few questions

Linuxant Support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Thu Jul 1 16:11:48 EDT 2004


since you have a CardBUS (PCMCIA 32-bit) wireless adapter, please make sure 
that the 'pcmcia' service starts before the 'network' service. You should 
also make sure that the partition which is holding the 
'/var/lib/driverloader' directory must be mounted before the 'network' 
service is started.

For the suspend problem, please make sure that you are using a 3.40.x.x 
version of the Windows XP driver. You can obtain a 3.40.x.x version of this 
driver that will be compatible with your wireless card from the following 


Under Linux, you can use the 'unzip' command on the .EXE file to extract the 
Windows driver. The required .INF file will be named 'AR/bcmwl5a.inf' inside 
the .EXE file.

If you still experience problems with this Windows driver, please send at 
support at linuxant.com the output of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a
root shell:

dldrconfig --dumpdiag

Just send us the generated file located in /tmp ('driverloaderdiag.txt').

You should also send at support at linuxant.com error or warning messages that 
might have been left in your '/var/log/messages' file just after a suspend.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Le 1 Juillet 2004 12:32, Michael Perry a écrit :
> Hi all-
> I have a linksys wpc54g card which is working well on debian linux
> unstable on a dell inspiron 4100.  I have noticed a few things which I
> have not been able to figure out:
> 1) the card for some reason does not come up when the laptop boots.  I
> have to manually rmmod driverloader and then modprobe it to make it
> work.  After that I use some schemes in /etc/network/interfaces to do
> ifup statements for various locations.  All works then.  I should note
> that the driverloader module does get inserted into the running kernel
> at boot time and I have the card in the system when it boots.
> 2) suspend events seem problemmatic at times.  Oftentimes, by
> suspending the laptop using "apm -s", the laptop comes back great,
> sound modules work, X works, etc.  Oftentimes though driverloader
> requires re-inserting into the kernel and then restarting networking
> using the ifup scripts.
> BTW, this is running on a 2.6.7 kernel that is self-compiled from
> tarball off of kernel.org.

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